Don't work for free!!

He does. I think the contracts for family/friends could be a bit much, but then again, they can be the worst ever! The amount of stuff they try and get for free is ridiculous and it's very hard to say no.
I totally agree about not working for free, but, I think sites like design crowd and people per hour or much worse. making us work before getting paid is terrible and designers should stop using the service as it drags the whole industry down. I do work for free sometimes, pro bono work for charities and community groups is my way of volunteer work but businesses need to pay a fair rate for design work. We need an industry standards body that you can be a member of only if you adhere to set rates for work and standards of design work.